Rosie Ramsey has shared an interaction she had with a fellow new mum, admitting that parenting a newborn is much harder than it appears on Instagram.
The podcaster gave her followers an insight into the realities of looking after a baby after a fan messaged her: ‘Please help me. I have a 2 week old and really struggling with the nights and putting him back to sleep.
‘You look like you’re coping really well, what am I doing wrong, I want to pull my hair out sometimes.’
Rosie, who welcomed her son Rafe, with husband Chris Ramsey on January 6, replied to the follower’s DM: ‘Hi love, I’m absolutely not!
‘Truth be told, Instagram makes everything look a lot easier than it actually is. Rafe is a little tinker and would be cuddled endlessly! (Just like his brother…)
‘The trick is (in my opinion) get all the cuddles in that you like in those early few weeks/months. They need them and so do you!’
She added that it’s good to accept that the first few months are ‘exhausting’ but prmomised that it usually gets better over time as the child gets older.
Rosie captioned the post: ‘Guys…. I’m SHATTERED. Don’t be fooled! I’m a Mam to a 4 week old baby. He is loud as owt and literally “sleeps all day and party’s all night!” (Lucky buggar.) I’m supposed to be shattered.
‘It’s not easy. It’s emotionally and physically knackering. But it does get easier, and less tiring.
I hope this might help any new mams who might be struggling and thinking everyone on here is coping except them (they’ll not be! Trust me.)
‘Accept ALL the help! (Easier said than done right now I know…) Choose sleep and rest over hygiene and make up (seriously, it’s more important.) Drink plenty water and eat all the food.
‘Oh, most importantly!… Sniff your new baby’s head at least 700 times a day, because one day they’ll be too big to carry round and sniff.’
Rosie has also not had the easiest few weeks of being a new mother after Chris, who co-hosts the Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed podcast with her broke his leg just days after she gave birth.
Their son also underwent surgery at three weeks old to fix his ‘pointed’ ear, so it’s no wonder Rosie is also feeling ‘shattered’ with so much happening in the first few weeks of Rafe’s life.
Credit: Original article published here.